Here are my favorites from last night’s First Thursday. It was cold outside and traffic was slow early on, though it looked like it was picking up as I was leaving. Maybe I smelled bad. There is some amazing art this month in Portland. Make sure you get out there.
Kristen Miller at PDX Contemporary
Works in organdy, tissue paper, nylon thread and tiny beads.
I loved this show. very delicate, fine details in almost entirely all white. The hanging curtain, made from thin nylon thread and randomly placed beads was so beautiful and you could just imagine the work it must have taken to make it and keep it from tangling up on itself. The piece stretched from ceiling to floor. So fragile and vulnerable, so beautiful.
Rachel Davis at Chambers Gallery
Also at Chambers was a very inspiring video by Fang Er & Meng Jin. The sounds used in the video were collected by Meng Ji or various common household or industrial machinery. It gave me much inspiration for my audio sketch project in 2010. Read more about it on the Chambers Gallery website.
What is there not to love about Steve McQueen and kittens? I loved, loved, loved these.